"No mere theory, doctrine, or belief"

In Science and Health, the Christian Science textbook, Mrs. Eddy writes: "Our Master taught no mere theory, doctrine, or belief. It was the divine Principle of all real being which he taught and practised. His proof of Christianity was no form or system of religion and worship, but Christian Science, working out the harmony of Life and Love." Science and Health, p. 26;

Christ Jesus practiced as he preached, proving the truth of his words by his works. To him there was no incurable disease, no uncontrollable fear, no inevitable death. He exposed the impotence, the utter nothingness, of evil in its most aggressive forms, not just once but many times. And today, true to his promise that his followers would be able to perpetuate his works, Christian Scientists the world over are proving the presence and power of the Christ.

The natural scientist who is working with specified materials and following recommended procedures confidently expects to reach predetermined conclusions. So the Christian Scientist who is working with spiritual facts under divine direction can be assured of achieving divinely established results. The work of the metaphysical Scientist, far from being experimental, lies in proving the eternal truth of God and His creation. A Christian Science treatment, which follows the teachings of Science and Health, is evidence of divine Mind's action. Herein is no possibility of deviation from Principle that might culminate in disappointment or failure. Mrs. Eddy says, "This Mind does not make mistakes and subsequently correct them." p. 206;

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June 8, 1968

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